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The Journey

The team will be starting off from the Scottish Highlands on July 14th and from there, over the course of 10 days, they will weave their way across the 50 sites. All forms of wildlife will be investigated in this snapshot of the country’s wildlife:  from flies to fungi, mammals to moths and birds to butterflies. At each site Chris and the UK Bioblitz team will be helped by species specialists, alongside enthusiastic amateurs, to pinpoint the winners and losers in the battle for Britain’s countryside.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chris-packham-bioblitz

Weʼre raising £5,000 to support the work of the conservation projects I visit on my UK Bioblitz 2018. We of course hope this will be the minimum amount raised!

The Story

From 14th – 23rd July I am carrying out an in depth audit of the UK’s wildlife. I will be meeting the people with their fingers on the pulse of our wildlife the length and breadth of the UK, those unsung heroes, the great British naturalists who know their stuff and are making a difference. I will have a complete first-hand experience of the natural health of the UK. I’m excited and terrified at the same time. I love learning and seeing new places and species but I fear that I will also bear witness to a landscape in huge trouble. I want to spread an awareness of the successes and failures and to raise some money to help combat the latter. This is not a ‘last chance see’ this is a big chance to make a difference before it’s too late.

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